Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Half Fresh Pork

Spotted at Grocery Outlet. (Thanks, chicomathmom!)

15 My Little Pony Mashups

If you want to create something that will appeal to internet surfers, keep this in mind: the essence of comedy is the juxtaposition of opposites. When you combine the pleasantness of something cute with the excitement of something popular but not cute, you get a surefire hit -that is, if you have the talent to pull it off. In these mashups, the “cute” comes from the popular toys of the My Little Pony series, which provides the adorably shaped horses and a dose of nostalgia for those that grew up with them. There’s no end to the horror that artists will mash with the ponies. See some of the best in this article I wrote for mental_floss.

Cats Cab

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Cat Hates Dance

The cat obviously has his own opinions about either the music or the girl's dance routine. (via Arbroath)

Snake Oil Soap

Gather round folks! Behold the Snake Oil soap from the NeatoShop. This little bar of soap contains real cobra oil. That's right, cobra oil so you can cleanse yourself from top to bottom. It makes the perfect gift for those who believe in fast talking, quackery, and love using questionable products.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more hilarious Soaps & Lotions!


Walrus Dances to Michael Jackson

Look at those moves! This walrus has earned a whole bucket of fish. The information at YouTube is in Russian, and gives no indication of where this was recorded, but if you can translate the back of one employee's t-shirt, you may be able to tell us. (via Buzzfeed)

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After the Olympics. Here's what happened to some of the biggest Olympics stars of the past.

I hate infographics and press releases. Those words cause me to delete a submission before reading it. (via Ed Yong)

The 28 People With The Best Names In The 2012 London Olympics.

Life savvy Redditor gives public service announcement to all friend-zoned guys.

If you want to tie and wear a proper bow tie, there's no better person to get advice from than Bill Nye, the Science Guy.

If Google gets enough people to sign up, they may offer a fiber-optic network that will compete with your local cable provider. So far, it sounds like a great deal for internet users.

An alligator bit off Wallace Weatherholt's hand last month. To add insult to injury, he's been charged with illegally feeding gators.

Give your eyes a rest and a reward: photographs of rainbows over cityscapes all over the world. Take note of where the post of gold in Los Angeles hides.

Unlocked TV

funny pictures of cats with captions

(via I Can Has Cheezburger)

Men's Synchronized Swimming

The classic routine from Harry Shearer and Martin Short.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Wrong Message

(via Criggo)

Episode VII: A Big Surprise

What could possibly be better than a bunch of Star Wars characters showing up at your 5th birthday party? Daddy coming home from Afghanistan, that's what! United States Air Force Col. Rob Kiebler surprised his son Danny in style, with the help of family, friends, and the 501st Legion. (via The Daily What)


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World Class Junk Tin Box

Attention all you globetrotting explorers! Are you looking for the perfect place to store your most prized and worthless possessions? You need the World Class Junk Tin Box from the NeatoShop. This delightful hinged box is printed with a charming retro design. Get one to store your beloved trinkets today.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more fabulous Money Banks & Storage items.



(Thanks, Rich!)


In the world of a not-too-distant future, everyone wears augmented reality devices as contact lenses. Everyone is constantly wired, online, connected, dependent on technology. The short film Sight is the graduation project of  Eran May-raz and Daniel Lazo of the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem. (via Metafilter)

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The story of How Chuck Yeager Reached Supersonic Speed.

Why is reddit so anti-women?

Game of American Thrones.

A Woman's Life, As Told Through Scientific Studies. Strange how research that should make us feel better about ourselves tends to just make us feel weird.

You might be surprised at how many public shootings happen in the U.S. Here's an interactive map which you can use to find out about the violence near you.

How do you get horses for the Olympic equestrian events to London? Believe it or not, you ship them by Fed Ex.

The Queen of Versailles follows a newly-rich couple with a tacky 90,000 square-foot home in Orlando. You'd expect this to be the latest train wreck reality TV series, but this is a feature-length documentary. And a comedy.

How did a blind archer set a world record at the Olympics? South Korea's Im Dong Hyun doesn't even want to think of himself as blind, just very nearsighted.

Joe Peacock believes that pretty girls can't be credible geeks. John Scalzi replies with Who Gets To Be a Geek? Anyone Who Wants to Be.

6 Founding Members of the Internet Zoo. It's good to get in on the ground floor, because the internet is full of critters!


funny pictures of cats with captions

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Kurt Angle's Comeback

Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle vows to returns to the Olympics ...16 years later!

Sunday, July 29, 2012


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You Don't Know Jack Proposal

Kara and John were just casually playing the game You Don't Know Jack. http://www.youdontknowjack.com/ Kara didn't know that John had arranged for this particular game to be personalized (and he made sure the webcam was on). She was surprised! Note that she clicked on the "yes" answer instead of just turning around and telling him out loud.


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The Silly Olympics

Monty Python's take on the whole thing.


funny pictures of cats with captions

(via Bits and Pieces)

Lucy and Bob

Lucille Ball tells the story of how she kind of auditioned for the role of Scarlett O'Hara. This was on a 1984 Bob Hope Special. (via Metafilter)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The Olympic Banana

Omar has his moment in the spotlight. Read the story here.

At the Opening Ceremonies

(Thanks, Rich!)

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Sacrilicious - The Simpsons Tin Tote


Be the coolest kid in school with this tin tote/lunch box featuring a classic image from The Simpsons. Whatever Mom puts in your lunch box, you can dream of doughnuts just like Homer Simpson does! This large capacity tin tote has the graphic on both sides, a metal latch, and a collapsible handle. Get yours at the NeatoShop, along with all kinds of cool back to school items.

Also check out other The Simpsons products from the NeatoShop!


That's the Way It Is

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Something Needs Your Attention

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The Story of the Three Bears

This is why dumpsters should have a lid that stays closed when not in use. Mama Bear stayed by the dumpster all night. Rescue came in the morning in the form of a truck of brave rescuers and a ladder. This happened in Ruidoso, New Mexico. (via Daily Picks and Flicks

Friday, July 27, 2012

Happy Little Clouds

You might have a happy little encouraging earworm stuck in your head after listening to this. PBS Digital made this awesome auto-tune featuring painter Bob Ross. (via Buzzfeed)

The Olympic Cauldron

The opening ceremonies of the London Olympics are probably going on already, but we in the U.S. will have to wait until prime time to see them on TV. To hold you over until then, here's a compilation of the lighting of the Olympic cauldron from previous Olympic opening ceremonies, from 1968 to 2010. Some are just lighting a cauldron, but if you recall, there were some awesome stunts, like the time they shot an arrow to light the cauldron, the time the Olympic Flame entered the stadium by ski-jump, and the one where the cauldron was lit by an athlete standing right there inside it. Don't remember? Then you can see it here. 

Insults & Comebacks For All Occasions

Do you have trouble thinking on your feet? Never be caught without the proper retort or taunt again with the Insults & Comebacks For All Occasions book from the NeatoShop. With this fantastic book in your pocket you will always be armed with appropriate barb, slight, and unpleasantry you require.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Books!



By Carl Huber at THE WAREHOUSE.

Opossum and Strawberry

Does this pet opossum look cute to you? I think so, but I had to clear my mind of the more familiar image of one baring its teeth at me from a tree branch or lying dead in the road. His name is JJ.  (via The Daily What)

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The story of "Rock Around the Clock."

Alex Eylar recently illustrated 12 of Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling with Lego minifigs

The "mystery woman" seen with Kim Jong-Un recently was the source of international speculation, which all turned out to be wrong. The North Korean leader married Comrade Ri Sol Ju a few years ago, even before his father died.

Robot snake! Robot snake! And it can climb through fences and up your leg!

Cloud Atlas has an amazing 5-minute trailer. The story spans thousands of years, but the Wachowski brothers appear to be up to the challenge of bringing it to the big screen.

They go fast and sweat a lot, but Olympic athletes will have the world's cameras trained on them for two weeks. Some are willing to share the beauty secrets of their sports.

Athletes, especially those in endurance events, burn two to three times as many calories as the rest of us. To get that much fuel replaced requires lots of healthy pizza, ice cream, and beer.

Unprotected is the autobiography of a condom who lives in a wallet, whose story parallels the life of Jordi, who owns the wallet. Altogether, a delightful short story that might make you go all verklempt before it's over.  (via Metafilter)

3 Really Short Wars and 3 Really Long Wars. Both extremes are left out of U.S. history books for simplicity's sake.


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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Boogie Woogie Yodel

Performed by Kay Brewer on the Old American Barn Dance in 1953. (via Everlasting Blort)

Engineering Flowchart

I don't know who made this flowchart, but it illustrates an old philosophy that I've followed for years, as it was handed down to me from generations of resourceful hillbillies.  (via Nag on the Lake)

Olympic Vermin

Even London's urban wildlife is getting into the Olympic spirit! (via Neatorama)

Ten 2012 Olympians to Keep Your Eyes On

Thousands of athletes from all over the world are in London for the 2012 Olympics. Many of them are already stars, having trained their entire lives for this chance at gold. For some, getting there has been a struggle against poverty, politics, prejudice, and other disadvantages. Here are a few that you’ll want to know before you see them compete, in an article I wrote for mental_floss.

Abraham Lincoln Bandages

The probability that you would fall in the struggle did not deter you from supporting a cause you believed was just. Now it is time to heal thy wounds with the Abraham Lincoln Bandages from the NeatoShop. This great bandage will tend to your gash just as Honest Abe restored a nation.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more inspiring Health & Wellness items.


Colorful Colorado

(via Arbroath)

Pedaling to Africa

Australian comedians Hamish and Andy came up with a brilliant idea for a stunt: they could take a bicycle trip to Africa! They were in Europe at the time, see. The closest way to get to Africa is through the Strait of Gibraltar, which is 18 miles of ocean. No worries, they took an Aqua-Trike, which is built for tourists to pedal around in a lake or a calm inlet for short periods of time. The full episode is available at YouTube. (via Geekosystem)

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The 12 Most Unique Playgrounds in the World.

Why Lois Lane is so much more than most comic book mortals.

The Stupidest Injuries In Sports History.

The 25 Top Summer Olympics Countries. Calculated by medal count divided by the nation's population plus points for overcoming difficulties and other factors.

Hugo Medley was born Tuesday at the same Colorado hospital where his father is in a coma after a gunshot wound incurred at the movies. The family, like many of the injured in Aurora, has no health insurance.

How this year's drought could affect your wallet next year. Fruits and vegetables will come out okay, but the price of corn affects everything else.

The movie trope of the Manic Pixie Dream Girl has been around for 75 years, although we've only named it recently. In this supercut, you'll see how ubiquitous she is in Hollywood.

With the help of 7,000 post-it notes, Super Mario and other game characters come to life. Then the boss find out what you've been doing with the office supplies.

The National Zoo introduced their twin cheetah cubs to the public with plenty of pictures taken. They still don't have names, but will take their from Olympic sprinters.

7 female pioneers in male-dominated fields: A visual history. And because of women like these, the fields are not quite so male-dominated today.

The Baby

(via Fark)

Walking and Talking About Walking and Talking

Seeing the same scene over and over in a supercut gives you some idea of how Hollywood relies on particular tropes that you didn't even notice. This supercut from Slackstory explains itself as it goes along. (via Gorilla Mask)

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Fire Time

Chris Bolton made this short documentary about the art of fire-eating or fire-breathing, featuring slow-motion sequences shot at 2000 frames per second. (via the Presurfer)

Take This Exit!

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Jinx the Wonder Dog

In this set of outtakes from the British TV show Extraordinary Dogs, an Australian shepherd named Jinx shows how he stands out from the crowd. That's okay, I also have such a dog, a border collie who is plenty clever but brain damaged in the area that makes a dog want to please the leader of the pack. I know better than to enter her in any competition with other dogs! (via Arbroath)


LEGO Lunch Box

LEGO Lunch Box - $14.95

Are you brown bagging it to work? Build up your reputation as the cool kid coworker with the Lego Lunch Box from the NeatoShop. This great Lego shaped storage box is food and dishwasher safe. It is the perfect gift for LEGO lovers.

The LEGO Lunch Box comes in Red and Blue. Make it a set and buy 2.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Lunch Boxes and LEGO items!

Bathroom Sign

(via Buzzfeed)

Marble Machine Chronicle

This marble machine is pretty cool on its own, and then he starts switching out components on it! But wait, there's more... he's got other machines with different lift mechanisms, which are interchangeable with the same components! (via mental_floss)

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Sonneborn and the Persistently Shapely Paramecia.

Some of the badly injured victims of the Aurora shooting are facing financial devastation because they don't have health insurance.

Sherman Hemsley, who portrayed George Jefferson in the TV series All in the Family and The Jeffersons, died Tuesday at the age of 74. Relive some of his greatest scenes in a collection of videos.

How the London Olympic Games Will Revolutionize Food. Over 14 million meals will be served, and most of them will not come from McDonalds.

Wealth doesn't trickle down – it just floods offshore, new research reveals. (via Metafilter)

The PHENOMENAUTS put together a song in tribute to their idol, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Luckily, the biggest part of it is clips of the astrophysicist himself.

 Greenland usually sees about 40% of its ice sheet melt in summer, but this year it's 97% melted! And the big thaw came in a surprisingly short amount of time.

Two guys take off across the Strait of Gibraltar on an Aqua-Trike. They kept a video log of their unique 18-mile adventure.

The Breathtaking Beauty of Milford Sound. If New Zealand is too far away for you, at least you have these wonderful photographs.

18 Household Tips That Will Help You Get Through Your Everyday Life includes things that even I hadn't thought of. Plus 15 Hacks That Will Make You Life A Whole Lot Easier.


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The Ballad of Poisonberry Pete

This student film by Adam Campbell, Elizabeth McMahill, and Uri Lotan is a fun adventure with pretty animation, but now I am craving a fruit-filled pastry. (via The Daily What Geek)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The History of Wooing Women

A romantic turn of phrase and a catchy tune can make a woman fall in love.
CDZA take us through the history of romantic songs. Is it just my age that makes me prefer the first half, or did things go downhill at some point? (via Laughing Squid)

Boris Johnson's Olympic Welcome

The Mayor of London welcomes the world to his city for the 2012 Olympics! Boris Johnson was a journalist before becoming a politician, so there is a wealth of sources for cassetteboy to use in making this. (via Metafilter)

The Terminator Fiddles Around

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Zombie Clock

Zombie Clock - $39.95

Hey Neatoramanauts, what time is it? It's zombie time!

The zombie apocalypse is right around the corner. Are you dying for a fantastic way to keep track of how much time you have left? You need the Zombie Clock from the NeatoShop. This deliciously fun clock features a zombie gnawing on a brain. The Zombie clock makes the perfect gift for zombie lovers, undead and alive.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Zombie items!


Walmart Bingo

How Gadgets Really Work

The secret to electronic gadgets, household appliances, and everyday machinery is just as you always suspected it. Max X find out the secret in this latest video of the continuing series.  (Thanks, Anthony!)

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Astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, died Monday in La Jolla, California of pancreatic cancer. 

A Self-Made Man Looks At How He Made It.

The Dumbest Western Ever Made. This article about Jesse James Meets Frankenstein’s Daughter also comes with the movie in its entirety.

How I Lost My Fear of Universal Health Care. A die-hard conservative Republican moves to Canada.

Did you know that 98% of all people do not trust the internet? That's astonishing, but it must be true, because I read it on the internet.

The FilmDrunk review of The Dark Knight Rises is a little complicated because it looks at both the film and the story behind how it was made. And there's lots of, um, colorful language.

Pomplamoose performs The Dark Knight Theme. The rather short video will blow you away, just like it does the bad guys.

What Kind of Superhero are You? A "choose your own adventure" type game will tell you what powers you have inside you.

A pair of baby Harris hawks learn the ways of the world by fighting each other over their breakfast. One day they'll be terrifying predators, but now they're adorable balls of mad fluff.

7 Disasters Caused by Lightning. And none caused by thunder.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Obama Does One Direction

President Obama sings "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction. Oh, he didn't mean to, but the words are all his. This was edited by Fadi Saleh, who talks about how he does it at The Daily Dot. (via The Daily What)

School Two

I guess we should stop sending kids to School Two, because it's two easy.
(via reddit)

The City of London

The City of London is not the same as the big city n England that we call London. It's a bit complicated, but C.G.P. Grey does a pretty decent job of explaining the difference. (via Laughing Squid)

Remembering the Aurora Twelve

Friday morning, we awoke to the horrific news of a shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. Seventy people were shot; ten died at the scene and two more died soon afterward from their injuries. In the days after a mass murder, we try to make sense out of the senseless, and that often takes the form of fixating on the killer. Instead, let’s remember those who were lost. Meet all twelve in an article I posted at mental_floss.

Fifty Farts Playing Cards

Are you looking for a fun way to pass the time? You need the Fifty Farts Playing Cards set from the NeatoShop. Now you can learn all about the taxonomy of the rectal expulsion of gas products all while playing a fantastic game of solitaire. The best part? Increasing your vocabulary just became a breeze!

Note: Playing cards can also be used for other card games. Please be advised, however, that your friends might not appreciate you providing a demonstration of the various fart techniques listed on the cards.

Fifty Barfs Playing Cards also available.

Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Games & Puzzles!


Work Stress

Collin Mochrie's Favourite Scenes From Star Wars

Reenacted with his action figures. They may not be exactly as you recall them. (via Neatorama)

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Sadly, Nation Knows Exactly How Colorado Shooting's Aftermath Will Play Out. The Onion is spot-on with this article.

10 Sports Heroes You Won’t Find On Wheaties Boxes.

England hasn't hosted the Olympics since 1948, but the Royal Family participates quite often. Meet Europe's royal Olympians, past and present.

If you can eat it, someone has made it on a stick. Learn how to make 25 different foods-on-a-stick for yourself.

President Obama sings "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction. Oh, he didn't mean to, but the words are all his.

A whale shark figures there's no need to chase little fish when you can just steal them from industrial fishing nets. Did he learn this from Happy Feet or Finding Nemo?

At age 22, Mark Ellis became paralyzed by a stroke. Against all odds, he learned to walk and talk again along with his baby daughter.

8 Television Pioneers. You know Philo T. Farnsworth invented the TV system we know, but other great minds contributed greatly to the cause.

Why Bad Jobs -or No Jobs- Happen to Good Workers.

Taxidermied Zombie Head Gumball Machine. This is disturbing, but also funny.

Angry Cats

(via Fark)

D.A.D. Digital Amusement Device

Here's a scene all parents will recognize, only this time played out by cute robots! By Mark Osberg.  (via Neatorama)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

R.I.P. Nyan cat

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Richard on Art

Richard Pimentel talks about his relationship with Art Honeyman and that one night at the pancake restaurant. I don't recall how I found this, but I'm glad I did.

EMT - Emergency Meal Transport

EMT Lunchbox | $19.95

Here's a guaranteed conversation-starter for back to school! The E.M.T. insulated tote and lunch bag will keep sandwich and drink perfectly chilled, ready to transplant right into your waiting stomach. The Emergency Meal Transport is labeled "Human Organ for Transplant," but you can explain that away. The tote is insulated, with a zipper closure and a side mesh pocket, and there's a place to slip your name tag or business card into. Get yours today at the NeatoShop!

Note: not to be used for human organs.

See more lunch boxes and more back to school items at the NeatoShop!


How Reddit Saved My Life

Bear Silber tells of how the reddit community led him to a self-diagnosis that saved his life. I can't stand doctors who dismiss anything outside their own expertise. The reddit thread is here. Then he did an AMA.

A Tire on a Mission

And it ended up right where it wanted to.

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Bonnie Tyler's "Holding Out for a Hero" has a claymation video ...with a surprise twist plus some awesome credits. (via b3ta)


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Duality Comes to Atlantic City

Watch Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall crumble and then resurrect itself in brilliant color, thanks to the projection magic of Moment Factory. They call the show "Duality." The full show is over eight minutes long, and happens twice an hour. (via Geeks Are Sexy)

Shark Surfing

I won't pretend this could be real, but ain't it cool anyway? (via YesButNoButYes)